A shame-faced mugger said he should be locked up for kicking and robbing the petrified victim in an alley at night. The mugger gave himself up upon discovering how vulnerable his victim was after finding details in his wallet.
19-year-old Connor turned himself in and called himself “scum” for beating up a young man with Asperger’s, the court heard.
For those that don’t know, Asperger’s Syndrome is a developmental disorder. Young people with Asperger’s syndrome have a difficult time relating to others socially, and their behavior and thinking patterns can be rigid and repetitive. The condition is classified as a type of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD.
Connor attacked the victim, who was walking alone that night, knocking him over before stealing his phone, coat, and wallet. When he looked into the wallet, he saw the victim’s condition. He turned himself in a few days later.
Hearing the case at court, judge Sylvia, told Connor: “You may not have known this young man had Asperger’s, but you knew he was vulnerable because he was on his own at night.” The judge agreed and jailed Connor for two years.
The attack left the victim with a cut eye.